Indie Preserves is Scott Carlson & Norie Guthrie: just a couple of library professionals. One of us specializes in special collections; the other in metadata. We both care passionately about preservation — be it physical objects or files on a hard drive. We also care about music — especially the music being made by local bands and musicians recording out of their bedrooms. We’re here to give you tips.
Scott Carlson is Metadata Librarian at Fondren Library, Rice University. He is the co-founder of Indie Preserves, a website dispensing preservation tips to the music community, and founder of Frodis Records, an archival record label that reissues music on vinyl. He is currently working with Norie Guthrie on Music Preservation and Archiving Today: Dispatches from the Front Lines, an essay collection slated to be published by Rowman & Littlefield.
Norie Guthrie is an archivist and special collections librarian at the Woodson Research Center, Fondren Library, Rice University. She co-founded Indie Preserves, a website dispensing preservation tips to the music community. Her current projects include digitizing audio reels from the university’s student radio station, founding the Houston Folk Music Archive, and compiling the essay collection, Music Preservation and Archiving Today: Dispatches from the Front Lines, with Scott Carlson.